In the last few years, we’ve heard a lot about cultural appropriation. Seeing things like beadwork, which would be common at a pow wow walking down the street of a city like Toronto – being cool, fashionable and mainstream – can make a big difference in a youth’s perception of their culture in general.” Sessions are offered weekly and will teach how to properly measure a foot, sew together the boot and the art of beading.
Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you have to pack your stroller up for the season. Hey, we’re Canadian, after all. We’ve got this. From cozy foot muffs to rough terrain wheels, we’ve got you covered when it comes to outfitting your ride for the chilly days ahead.
Because every child deserves to get dressed up for Halloween, nurses and volunteers with the March of Dimes visited parents at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. to help give the tiny babies in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) an extra special Halloween. "The parents were able to choose their babies’ costumes to match the babies’ personalities," Michelle Manuel, the hospital's director of media relations, tells ABC News.
Like any parent, Sonia Buckley wants the best for her son, Billy. Hoping to raise awareness of children with “non-visual” disabilities, Buckley’s posted a video online pleading with the school and parents to give her son a second chance. In the six minute video, Buckley reads a letter that she wrote to the school, which she claims they refused to read or publish.
When it comes to vaccines, there are a lot of opinions out there. One of the reasons some parents have chosen to not vaccinate their children is because they believe that doctors are being paid by big pharmaceutical companies to push these “dangerous” drugs. “It comes from BIG INSURA,” he says. “The INSURANCE companies pay us a bonus for taking good care of our patients.
If you’ve ever felt like you’re always a bridesmaid and never a bride, you’re not alone. These 19 celebrities prove that being a bridesmaid can be pretty fun (and stylish) way to spend your Saturday. Click through the gallery to see how these celebs supported their pals on their big day and let us know what you think by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.
(photo: Jillian Harris) If you follow Canadian reality star Jillian Harris, you’ll know that she was pregnant with her first child this summer. The interior designer and blogger has been sharing her personal experience since she first found out she was having a baby –and now we’ve got the birth story to go with it. Born on Aug. 5, Leo Pasutto’s arrival wasn’t exactly the picture perfect experience Harris had imagined. “For me, I feel like I envisioned a quiet night at home with just Justin and I … (and Nacho) just like in the movies, I would wake Justin up in the middle of the night with a gentle nudge ‘it’s time’ and off we would go down to the hospital.
New mom Alexandra Shimo was at an event with her two-and-a-half month old baby, Jacob at the Lambton Golf and Country Club in Toronto’s west end when he began to fuss – pretty normal for a baby that young. “Shame on you guys for forcing that nursing mother into the basement to breastfeed.
Be it cancer, MS, cystic fibrosis or simply struggling to get a start after being born a little too early, ill children have a way of making us want to fight for them. The video aims to not only show the strength and agility of the staff, but also of the patients. While past campaigns from the foundation have featured heartbreaking images set to tunes like Coldplay’s “Fix You,” this video is coming at things from a different angle.
“[Parents should] be aware that all their joints are still forming so anything that puts extra pressure on them can have a detrimental effect,” Adam Pandit, Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon at Spire Thames Valley in Slough tells the Independent. The condition is called “nursemaid’s” or “pulled” elbow and is most common with pre-school aged children between one and four. “In my experience I have seen very little incidences of direct injury to the shoulder and elbow joint as a result of children swinging by their hands holding onto adults.
Now that we live in a world of elective C-sections, people have a lot to say about women who go the route of a caesarean birth. “A new day and what seems to be another new post from someone insinuating that giving birth by cesarean means that you didn’t give birth. Can we please just stop?!” pleads Jodie Shaw in a Facebook post for Birth Without Fear.
For most of her life, Haritha Khandabattu has felt controlled. First, by her parents growing up and then later by her in-laws and her husband. Humiliated but determined, she decided to get out.
All images via Instagram/hobbs_photoandfilm “There is little doubt that motherhood is a completely transformative experience that touches every aspect of our beings, and its mark on our bodies is no exception,” write Aimee and Jenna Hobbs, two Alberta-based photographers who have launched a social media campaign to celebrate women and their postpartum bodies. “In a society that is constantly trying to tell us that what beauty is, women are beginning to push back.” A few years ago, the pair noticed that a number of mothers were asking to be absent from their family portraits because they were ashamed of the way they looked after having children. This was heartbreaking.
What better way to celebrate Women Crush Wednesday than with two of our favourite women: Emma Watson and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.
Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner and with them – all of the parties! To make sure that your beauty game is in check, some of our favourite brands have created advent calendars with mini surprises to get you through each and every day. Click through the gallery above to see some of our favourites and let us know how you’ll be upping your beauty routine this holiday season by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.
For the past 18 years, Australian mother of three Caitlin Brassington has worked as a pediatric and child health nurse. She has had a full career that’s included holding patients hands as they’ve taken their last breath, bringing babies into the world, performing CPR and, well, saving lives. But when she was referred to as “just a nurse” by an acquaintance earlier this week, it was the final straw.
“I covered up my 4 month old for the first time to nurse and this is apparently what she thought about it,” shared a mom on the popular breastfeeding site, Breastfeeding Mama Talk. In the picture you can see a baby nursing while being covered with a heavy blanket. “I think it’s beautiful when I see a mother nursing her baby.
From Rihanna flaunting her assets in a slinky red gown to stars like Jessica Alba and Diane Kruger lighting up the front row at Paris fashion week, take a look through the gallery above to see our picks for best dressed celebrities of the week. Don’t agree? Let us know by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.
Campaign models have included not only athletes but mainstream celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Rihanna and Kylie Jenner as well as ‘real’ people of all shapes and sizes. “These were bought from Reebok for a 9 year old girl. ‘Not for your entertainment’ written in the crotch area. ‘Don’t give a F**k’ written on the left leg. Massively inappropriate Reebok,” writes Andy Deal in a Facebook post.
If you’ve ever been pregnant, you’ve surely looked in the mirror and wondered: Will my body ever go back to the way it was before? According to fitness blogger Revie Jane Schulz, it will, but it will take a little patience.
No need to pull out the fat pants this weekend. Here are 7 outfits tricks that will keep you looking respectable while you go back for seconds, thirds or even fourths. Click through the gallery above and share your favourite Thanksgiving indulgence by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.
All images via Getty Singer and fashion designer Gwen Stefani turns 47 on Monday! Can you believe it? Neither can we, which is why we decided to make a game out of her ageless beauty and style. Click through the gallery above to see if you can guess which picture of Gwen is actually older and share your thoughts with us by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA